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We’ll Get Through This! The Wilsons, Trevor Noah, Al Roker, NBA Players Do Their Part In Coronavirus Fight + Free Digital Workouts & Food Delivery, Churches Stream Services

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Celebs are stepping up to do their part in the Coronavirus fight. See how they’re lending a helping hand, plus how companies are also trying to make life easier. More inside…

Amid the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, The Wilsons are doing their part to help out.

Singer Ciara and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson are donating one million meals to the local Seattle community via Food Lifeline, which is a non-profit that provides food to food banks in Western Washington. No surprise here. The Wilsons are always giving back.

"The world needs us ALL," Russell captioned a video of himself and CiCi making the announcement. "Unprecedented times. @Ciara & I are supporting our community in Seattle by donating 1 million meals with Seattle @FoodLifeLine https://bit.ly/38VdUuB Rally & support your local food bank @FeedingAmerica Let’s all keep the Faith during this difficult time," he continued.

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The pregnant singer also shared the video on her social media accounts:



As of the time of this post, Washington state has a reported total of 1,012 Coronavirus cases. Gov. Jay Inslee signed an emergency declaration shutting down bars, restricting restaurants to takeout and limiting gatherings to less than 50 people yesterday. Six more fatalities were announced yesterday bringing the death toll to 54 for the state.

As Italy remains on lockdown amid the Coronavirus pandemic, people are coming up with creative ways to stay entertained. Videos have gone viral of Italians convening on their balconies and singing popular hits:







Well, "Daily Show" host Trevor Noah tried to recreate that vibe in NYC and he found out quickly it wasn't going to work:



"TODAY" show co-anchors Al Roker and Deborah Roberts have self-quarantined themselves after a colleague on the 3rd hour of the show tested positive for Coronavirus. They don't have any symptoms, but they're obeying the advice that has been given to the masses to help from possibly spreading the virus:







Celebs have offered to host virtual concerts amid coronavirus quarantines/restrictions. Singer John Legend along with artists like artists like Coldplay's Chris Martin, Katharine McPhee, Keith Urban and more are streaming performances to fans live and for free from their own homes.



"My friend Chris Martin did a lovely little concert from home today," he said. "See you soon. We'll try to get through this together!"

NBA players have been stepping up to help hourly workers who are no longer being paid since the NBA has been suspended. While it's possible the league could return in June, there are still people who will go months without money if it weren't for the b'ball players stepping up.



Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert - who was the first NBA player to test positive for the Coronavirus - is donating $500,000 to support both the employee relief fund at Vivint Smart Home Arena and COVID-19 related social services relief in Utah, Oklahoma City and within the French health care system.



With schools being out, Golden State Warriors baller Steph Curry and his wife Ayesha Curry are helping to provide one million meals to Oakland students who depend on school breakfast and lunch can't attend school due to coronavirus closures. Also, the Warriors' owners, players and coaches will contribute $1 million to disaster relief fund for Chase Center employees.


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The people of New Orleans have been incredibly welcoming and supportive since I was Drafted by the Pels last June, and some of the most special people I have met are those who work at smoothie King Center. These are the folks who make our games possible, creating the perfect environment for our fans and everyone involved in the organization. Unfortunately, many of them are still recovering from long term challenges created by Katrina, and now face the economic impact of the postponement of games because of the virus. My mother has always set an example for me about being respectful for others and being grateful for what we have, and so today I am pledging to cover the salaries for all of those Smoothie King Center workers for the next 30 days. This is a small way for me to express my support and appreciation for these wonderful people who have been so great to me and my teammates and hopefully we can all join together to relieve some of the stress and hardship caused by this national health crisis. This is an incredibly resilient city full of some of the most resilient people, but sometimes providing a little extra assistance can make things a little easier for the community.

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New Orleans Pelicans Zion Williamson has pledged to cover the salaries for all of the Smoothie King Center workers for the next 30 days. Nice!



Milwaukee Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo plans to donate $100,000 dollars to the staff at the Fiserv Forum arena.


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Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. And the fear and anxiety resulting from the recent outbreak of COVID-19 can be extremely overwhelming. Through the game of basketball, we've been able to address major issues and stand together as a progressive league that cares about the players, the fans, and the communities where we work. I'm concerned about the level of anxiety that everyone is feeling and that is why I'm committing $100,000 through the @KevinLoveFund in support of the @Cavs arena and support staff that had a sudden life shift due to the suspension of the NBA season. I hope that during this time of crisis, others will join me in supporting our communities. Pandemics are not just a medical phenomenon. They affect individuals and society on so many levels, with stigma and xenophobia being just two aspects of the impact of a pandemic outbreak. It's important to know that those with a mental illness may be vulnerable to the effects of widespread panic and threat. Be kind to one another. Be understanding of their fears, regardless if you don't feel the same. Be safe and make informed decisions during this time. And I encourage everyone to take care of themselves and to reach out to others in need -- whether that means supporting your local charities that are canceling events, or checking in on your colleagues and family.

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Cleveland Cavaliers player Kevin Love is committing to donating $100,000 to the support staff that had a sudden life shift due to the suspension of the NBA season



Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin is 100,000 to staff of Little Caesars Arena.


With gyms across the nation being closed, fitness fanatic Angela Simmons and her trainer offered a free workout session:



Planet Fitness is offering free at-home workouts on Facebook Live:


We are bringing the gym to you with our Home Work-Ins FREE for EVERYONE. Join us again on Facebook Live Tuesday at 7pm...

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Uber Eats has axed the delivery charges in support of local restaurants:

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Meanwhile, many churches are relying on streaming to continue to deliver the word. There's always a few who decide to not take heed and think Jesus simply won't allow anything to happen to them despite them using their free will problematically (looking at you, Pastor Tony Spell of Louisiana). 


But for the most part, we salute the pastors and church leaders who are continuing services responsibly.

Listen, we got this. Everyone should adhere to the guidelines that have been laid out to help slow down the outbreak so things can get back to normal faster. It's not just about your own personal health, but the health of our loved ones and strangers whose immune systems put them more at risk.  Stay safe everyone!

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